That Time We Turned a Saab 99 Into a Rally Car

Not too many moons ago, we wanted to compete in stage rally. Our weapon of choice? A 1977 Saab 99.

Why an old-school, front-wheel-drive Saab and not a more conventional all-wheel-drive car like a Subaru Impreza? Simply put, we wanted to build “something a bit more funky—more vintage, too.” As well, the 99 was often the go-to choice for grassroots rally efforts like ourselves.

Read how we turned a Swanky Swede into an old-school rally machine at the links below:

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CrustyRedXpress (Forum Supporter)
CrustyRedXpress (Forum Supporter) Reader
2/20/21 9:46 a.m.

What a great series! I always wonder where the cars are now. Is the Saab still out there bombing around the backwoods or has entropy taken over?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/20/21 10:43 a.m.

In reply to CrustyRedXpress (Forum Supporter) :

You know, I don't know. Anyone see it lately?

And glad that you're digging these past projects. 

ddavidv
ddavidv UltimaDork
2/21/21 7:17 a.m.

I miss Per.

NGTD
NGTD PowerDork
2/21/21 8:03 a.m.
ddavidv said:

I miss Per.

I'll 2nd that.

Per
Per New Reader
2/22/21 10:11 a.m.

It went to a gentleman from California who said he was going to campaign it--but I think it wound up being stored in his mom's garage in Ormond By The Sea for a while.  Haven't heard from him in a while.  

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